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Scan Gauge II 18 23.08%
UltraGauge 60 76.92%
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I recently picked up an UG. I really like the suction cup mount, and the auto-paging with up to 8 items per page. You can really see everything you could possibly need without ever touching another button after setup.

I also like how it's very easy to use it in another vehicle. I've had a couple of rental cars recently and I was able to use my UG in them. Just pull it out of my car, suction cup it to the window, plug it in and off I go. I could see it being a real advantage while out car shopping too, assuming the salesman doesn't mind you plugging it in while test driving a vehicle.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:54 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I favor the SG II over the UG for 2 main reasons

1. COMPACT HEIGHT-SG II is more compact & fit's nicely on top of the steering column w/o blocking the OEM gauges.

2. UG NOT DETACHABLE- SG II is easily detachable, so easy to hide when parking in areas where I like keeping everything out of sight.
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I am shocked so many people prefer the UG. I agree it is better for monitoring, but I could never imagine interacting with it, or doing testing with it. I think together they make a great combination, but if I had to choose one- SCii.
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I use UltraGauge witj MpGuino, really like it. I have a ScanGauge but I let my son use it. I prefer UltraGauge.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:27 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I favor the SG II over the UG for 2 main reasons
Saw the UG on a group buy for $50.00 plus shipping & couldn't resist. So far I really like it but noticed a peculiar trait. The unit does not display DFCO in the 8 gauge mode, but works fine in 4 or 6 gauge mode. Not sure if it is calculating correctly in the 8 gauge mode, so I am not using it anymore. Anyone else notice this?

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I had a SGII. I think someone stole it, or I lost it somehow.

I am now contemplating SG vs UG. Good points made above for SG.
-I liked the fact that gravity was my "mount" (UG would fall over)
-SG can be disconnected while parking in questionable areas
-SG has different colored lights (for the artist in me) and red for night time use.

Can anyone verify if UG has a dimmable option? That bright blue light would drive me nuts at night. I don't know how people can drive with navs glaring right in their face. I have to dim my OEM guages to their 2nd to lowest level so I don't go crazy.
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ultragauge lighting

I personally like very subdued lighting, if any, and the ultragauge default lighting is fine for me. Below is information from the ultragauge manual. Also, the light appears to be white, not blue.

"UltraGauge features a light sensor that is used to optionally automatically adjust the brightness of the display. During the day, the display backlight will automatically adjust to maximum brightness, and to minimum brightness for night driving. It is important that the light sensor window is not blocked as a result of installation. The light sensor port is located on the front right side of UltraGauge, as shown above (in manual). The backlighting function is fully configurable. See the backlighting section for additional details.

"When set to Automatic (the default), the backlight brightness is automatically varied according to the vehicle's inside cabin ambient light level. Ultragauge's backlight brightness increases as ambient light brightness increases. This is useful to maximize brightness and contrast during daylight hours and to minimize brightness during nighttime driving. In Automatic mode, the backlight brightness is limited to a minimum brightness and a maximum brightness, and the backlight is automatically adjusted between these limits (which you can set and adjust). The limits are set via the menu items; Backlite Min Bright and Backlite Max Bright."

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Wow thanks! And someone said UG cannot be disconnected (without it being a PITA?) But it's not like UG is hardwired to the car. What is stopping UG from being considered "disconnectable"?
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You can't disconnect the wire from the Ultragauge, but you can easily disconnect the Ultragauge from the port, with the wire still attached. It would be nice to not have to remove the wire from the car, but I just remove the Ultragauge anyway, with the wire still attached. For me, this means unwrapping the wire from the steering column, which only takes a few seconds anyway, and being careful where I'm keeping it. I should put the wire in a bundle, and then the process will be easier.


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